Archive for August, 2011

Call To Action

Call To Action

Flag designed by Thomas Dolan This past weekend we were lucky enough to celebrate the first anniversary of American Rattlesnake with several friends and allies in New York City. And although we realize that many of this website’s most steadfast followers come from the Big Apple, we also recognize the importance of those who...
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A Divider, Not A Uniter

A Divider, Not A Uniter

  Now that Rick Perry has formally entered the 2012 presidential race, American Rattlesnake will have a lot more to say about his record on immigration, or lack thereof, as those of you who are aware of his history might characterize his approach to the issue. Suffice it to say, we are not fans of...
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Boom and Bust

Boom and Bust

With the recent decision by Standard & Poor’s to downgrade our nation’s AAA bond rating, the chaotic gyrations of the stock market, and the imminent possibility of a double dip recession, it’s difficult to find a single story that embodies the totality of the economic and fiscal problems we’re currently facing as a country....
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Showdown in Ames

Showdown in Ames

A few observations about last night’s Republican presidential debate, at least as it pertains to the subjects of immigration and border control: -Newt Gingrich, despite his previous record of supporting amnesty, acquitted himself quite well. At least, rhetorically. His suggestion that American citizens be able to review prospective immigrants, although impractical in theory, does...
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The Wretched of the Earth

The Wretched of the Earth

One of the most trenchant social observers and luminous writers in the English language is Theodore Dalrymple, the nom de plume of British doctor and essayist Anthony Daniels. Formerly a prison physician and psychiatrist who spent his time diagnosing the symptoms of cultural decay, Dalrymple now devotes his career to addressing the diseases that gave...
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The Coverup Is Always Worse Than The Crime

The Coverup Is Always Worse Than The Crime

One of the issues we’ve tried to highlight on this website over the past five months is the ongoing investigation into the reasons behind ICE agent Jaime Zapata’s murder by members of a notorious Mexican drug cartel. Now, via the Los Angeles Times, comes word that the Zapata family is demanding answers from the...
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American Rattlesnake’s Birthday

American Rattlesnake’s Birthday

As hard as it is to believe, this website has been around for nearly a year. In order to commemorate this happy occasion, and to thank the people who’ve been faithful followers since we first went online, I’m holding a small party in Manhattan this coming saturday at the Pig ‘N’ Whistle.
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The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday

The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday

Most of you are already aware of  the devastating attack on American-led ISAF forces that occurred in Wardak, Afghanistan yesterday. Over thirty American servicemen were killed when their Chinook helicopter crashed, reportedly after being hit by an RPG wielded by the Taliban. In an horrible twist, most of the 22 Navy Seals whose lives...
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History In Six Minutes

  One of the defining periods in this nation’s early history is the second decade of the 19th century. This era saw the demise of the Federalist Party, increased warfare between American settlers and Indian nations, and the seeds of this country’s hemispheric dominance which, by the turn of the century, would be total...
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Stand Up, Fight Back

One of the more insidious ways of eroding American sovereignty is the distribution of Matricula Consular I.D. cards by officials within the Mexican government. This form of identification is used primarily by illegal aliens from Mexico residing in the United States, but as this backgrounder from the Center for Immigration Studies points out, the...
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